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Village Green Mobile Home Park still underwater

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It's a story we first told you about Sunday night. There's still no relief for people who live in the Village Green Mobile Home Park off Reitz road in Perrysburg Township.

The mobile home park is flooded.  Flood water and ice have overtaken the streets. The owners are trying to pump out some of the water, but they admit that it may not help.      

"The ditches can't handle the water. The only way to handle getting the water out of here would be to open up the ditches. Until the county makes it wider, this is going to happen to us every time," says owner Jim Knightingale.  

Kelvin Smith lives near the front of the park. He had a little trouble getting out, but he says it's is nothing new.

"I've been here 20 years with the drains being flooded there's no where for it to go. There's not a lot they can do," he says.

Our crew couldn't drive back to the area where residents say the water level is knee deep and now iced over, but a 13abc viewer sent us pictures. One shows a truck that we're told is frozen in place. There are huge chunks of ice about the size of a surfboard throughout the mobile home park. One man says he can't even get to his home.

"Yeah they're trying to drain it in the ditches but they're going to have a problem because the ditches are even flooded out. Its going to come back up again. You still got all of this snow it's still going to flood out and they are going to have the issue again," says resident Matthew Paseff. 

"We have skid loader that we've been using to lift up the ice break it and put in a pile so we are slowing but surely getting there," says manager Kyle Galton.  

People who live in the mobile home park are concerned about getting to work, getting their kids to school and the possibility of more snow coming. The managers are concerned about safety.

"We rented a van and we are bring folks back and forth so they don't have to drive through the water," says Galton.

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